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2006 Board of Directors
From L - R, President: Ryan Hiatt, Vice President,: Dave Rousseau, Treasurer, Keny Whitright,
Members At Large, Cristy Sulewski and Ron Martinez
President Ryan Hiatt 719/332-4465 email@example.com
Vice President Dave Rousseau 719/488-8316 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Keny Whitright 719/548-8253 email@example.com
Secretary Cristy Sulewski 719/487-1769 firstname.lastname@example.org
Member At Large Ron Martinez 719/243-3531 email@example.com
Member At Large Jim Sorensen 719/488-3373 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Lennon 719/330-1525 email@example.com
CHALLENGE SERIES: Bill Schneider 719/266-5911 firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTOR: Pat DiGiovanni 719/532-0482 email@example.com
COORDINATOR Anita Mahan 719/594-6363 firstname.lastname@example.org
DOOR PRIZES: Bruce Larsen 719/574-5788 email@example.com
EQUIPMENT: Loren Southard 719/475-1046 firstname.lastname@example.org
DRIVING EVENTS: Loren Southard 719/475-1046 email@example.com
TOURS/SPECIAL EVENTS: Chris Lennon 719/487-2842 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Lennon 719/330-1525 email@example.com
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Phil O’Brien 719/210-7035 firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFETY: Tom Mitchell 719/578-0185 email@example.com
WEB MEISTER: Cyrille Parent 719/540-7433 firstname.lastname@example.org
From all of us to all of you - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
Membership Meeting... Jan. 16th at
Porsche of Colorado Springs
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Welcome New Members
Oscar & Alex Gonzales
5165 Slickrock Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719/266-8845 Silver 1983 911
1958 Woodpark Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80951
505/453-0866 Artic Silver 1999 Boxster
21190 Hamilton Road
Cedaredge, CO 81413 2003 911
Kris Wilson & David Riddle
760 Rorest View Circle
Monument, CO 80132-8269
303/638-8522 White 2005 996
242 Members - 194 Affiliates
Please do not forget to renew your membership.
You can do so by logging on to the PCA website at www.pca.org
or contact Kathleen Lennon at email@example.com
To those who submit articles and photos I give great thanks. It makes the task of bringing the fun and friends we have had
to our membership an easier job. Sharing the times we’ve had together is a huge part of what this newsletter is all about.
The other big part of what Mountain Passages does is inform and update schedules and calendars. If you have an event
coming up or have an experience to share send it in on
the tenth of the month prior to publication
and let our friends know how much fun is in store... don’t miss the next one!
JOIN THE FUN...
ALPINE MOUNTAIN REGION
PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
TO BE HELD AT 6:30 pm
4829 Centennial Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
TUESDAY, December 5, 2006
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
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Martin has 30 years experience with Porsche cars.
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2007 NEED FOR SPEED SNOWMOBILE TOUR
It’s back and better than ever!
This year, we’ll be holding the event on Saturday, February 10th,
2007. We’re headed back up to beautiful Winter Park, where the
snow is plentiful, and the views spectacular!
The beauty of this is that the tour leaves right from the Winter Park Mountain Lodge, a lovely spot, where we
have arranged rooms for that night at the discounted rate of $125.
The tour itself will be professionally guided, for two hours, up to the top of the Continental Divide. A “play area”
for those wanting to really experience what these machines can do, along with stops along the way to explore
local history and scenic vistas should make it lots of fun.
The tour will take place in the afternoon, followed by an informal dinner where we can re-connect with all of our
Porsche friends, and relive the day’s adventures.
Registration is limited, so if you’d like to join us, register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.
Note: this is not an official PCA event, simply a gathering of Porsche friends with a winter need for speed.
When: Saturday, February 10th, 2007
Where: Winter Park
What: Two hour snowmobile tour, with dinner and lodging options
How Much: $90 per driver, only $35 more for a passenger
Lodging Option: $125 for a room the night of February 10th at Winter Park Mountain Lodge
Deadline: Hotel rooms must be reserved by January 27, 2007. Snowmobile tour checks must
be received by January 27th, 2006.
How To Register: Contact Chris Lennon at email@example.com to reserve your spot (note number of drivers
and passengers). Send your check payable to Chris Lennon, and mail it to us 19065 Pebble Beach Way, Monument,
CO, 80132. Contact the Winter Park Mountain Lodge directly to arrange overnight accommodations at:
1-800-726-3340. Be sure to tell them you’re part of the Porsche Club group (booking code 201958).
BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG
“2009 Colorado Porsche Parade”
The Rocky Mountain and Alpine Mountain Regions of the
Porsche Club of America are planning to host a Parade
in Colorado in 2009. For those of you who have never
attended a National Porsche Parade, and as a refresher
for those of you who have, here is what a Porsche Parade
is. The term “Porsche Parade” started in August 1956,
when 64 enthusiastic 356 owners gathered at a suburban
Washington motel for four days of Porsche enjoyment and
friendship. A “parade” of Porsches through the Maryland
countryside caused everyone to refer to the event as the
Porsche Parade. The nickname has stuck, and the event
now draws up to 1300 PCA members every year.
The National Porsche Parade is the annual gathering or
convention for PCA members from all over the world. We
gather to talk Porsches, look at Porsches, drive Porsches,
and share experiences. The Parade has been hosted by
one or more PCA Regions each summer since 1956, and
consists of at least five to six days packed full of competitive
and social events, seminars, children’s activities and
much camaraderie. Besides entrants, representatives from
the Porsche factory in Stuttgart and Porsche Cars North
America also attend, along with numerous automotive-related
spokesmen and women.
The week consists of four major competitive events. The
Concours d’ Elegance is a display of Porsches in a parklike
or golf course setting, where the entrants’ cars are
judged on cleanliness and originality. We are also going
to have a Porsche wash and shine display at our Parade,
which will take place along side the Concours cars. The
Rally is a timed touring event over public roads. During
the rally, all posted speed limits and traffic laws are
obeyed. The Autocross is a single car timed slalom-like
event, usually in a large paved parking lot. The Tech Quiz
is a written test challenging the entrant’s knowledge of
Porsche technology and history. We will also be scheduling
additional events such as a new event called the Zone
Challenge, 5K-walk/run event, and tours to local attractions
to help round out the week.
again jointly hosted by both regions. Volunteers will be a
large part of the success of the Colorado Parade, and our
regions will need your assistance. At this point in organizing
the ’09 Colorado Parade we are in search of experienced
Parade goers to Chair and volunteer for the many
positions/jobs to help turn this adventure into a reality. We
will all give many hours of our precious time and energy
over the next two years toward this eventual Colorado offering
to all of PCA.
What I ask at this time is for you to consider attending
the San Diego ’07 Parade. The ’08 Parade will be held in
Charlotte, North Carolina and may be a bit more challenging
for we Westerners to attend, although not impossible.
It would be our recommendation that you put forth the effort
to acquire the needed Parade experience by attending
one or both of these Parades.
You will not be disappointed.
The November issue of Panorama magazine will contain
a description of the up coming ’07 San Diego, California
Parade. It will explain the requirements of when and how
to register for Parade. Please think about attending this
Parade so you will acquire the Parade experience we will
need for our own ’09 Parade. The Pano article will give
a specific date in January of ’07 to go online and register.
The Porsche Parade fills up quickly, and if you hesitate to
register for even a few days after the official opening date,
you may not get in.
The regions of Rocky Mountain and Alpine Mountain are
looking forward to another joint venture by hosting the
2009 Colorado Porsche Parade. More details on the site
and 2009 dates will follow in additional articles.
’09 Colorado Parade Chair designate
Rocky Mountain region hosted its first Porsche Parade in
Colorado back in 1960 at Aspen. The second Colorado
Parade took place in 1966 in Colorado Springs. There
was a twelve-year pause until 1978, when it took place in
Aspen once more.
The decision was made in 1988 to host the Colorado
Parade jointly, when Rocky Mountain and Alpine Mountain
hosted that Parade in Colorado Springs. And finally, 1998
took the Colorado Parade to Steamboat Springs, once
Go Kathy! Go Kathy!
Tentative Schedule for 2007
2007 CS Type Reg Event Title
Jan 13 M RMR Dave Marshall’s Tech Session
Jan 20 A RMR Eiskhana
Jan 27 R AMR Mini Rally
Feb 10-11 T AMR Snowmobile Tour
Feb 17 M RMR “Dinner and a Movie”
Mar 3 M RMR Tech Inspector Training
Mar 31-Apr 1 CS A RMR Autocross School & Autocross
Apr 7 M Both Instructor Meeting
April 14 CS T RMR Spring Tour
Apr 21 M RMR Corner Worker School
May 4-6 T AMR Gateway/Moab Tour
May 12 CS A AMR Autocross
May 19-20 CS D AMR LaJunta DE
May 26-28 E RR Fiesta Del Porsche Santa Fe
June 10 CS C RMR Concours d’Elegance
June 9-10 CS D AMR Pueblo DE
June 16-17 CS T AMR Keystone Tour
June 23 D RMR Ladies’ Day (State Patrol)
June 24 T RMR President’s Day (State Patrol)
June 30–July 8 E PCA Porsche Parade
July 15 O AMR Golf Tournament
July 21-22 T AMR Crested Butte tour
Aug 11-12 CS D AMR Pueblo DE
Aug 18-19 CS T AMR Driver Train-ing Tour
Sept 14 D RMR Pueblo No Times DE
Sept 15-16 E RMR PCA Pueblo Club Race & DE
Sept 22-23 CS T AMR Fall Tour
Sept 29-30 CS D RMR Aspen
Oct 6-7 CS D RMR La Junta DE
Oct 13 CS T RMR One Day Tour
Oct 14 M Joint Board Meeting
Oct 28 CS A RMR Trick or Cross Autocross
Dec 1 M AMR Holiday Party
Dec 8 M RMR Holiday Party
LAS VEGAS, BABY!
It’s a FIAT!
Jim Verhey’s photos from The
Imperial Palace Car Museum
and the SEMA show
Jack Roush and
Jim in Vegas!
Formula One Street...
Look, ma, no
John Paul’s last ride?
Cayenne 4W Drive System
PSM takes to much control
Q: The cayenne has a serious lag in acceleration
response. I am thinking it is the electronics. When
PSM is on, it kills the gas when the brake pedal is
pushed. There seems to be a lot of electronics going
on. I want to control more of the car. I turned off
PSM and it had better throttle response but revved
higher. I want to control the car. What should I do?
A: You can do nothing, the PSM system is designed
to take over when things are getting rough.
Even when the system is off, it is still on just in case
you really go out of control. Remember, you are
driving a 5500 pound truck and not a 996...
Peter Smith - PCA WebSite - 12/13/2004
924/944/968 (1987 on) Fuel System
1987 944 Warm starting problem/fuel smell in cabin
Q: The car has a minor fuel smell in the cabin,
only when sitting, windows closed. Additionally,
the car always starts fine when cold, but warm/hot
starting has taken more and more cranking in recent
months (car driven only occasionally)to the point
where it did not start when warm but fired right over
the next morning. I did go through some previous
related Q & A but found answers for pre-1987 model,
although I plan to check pressure on the fuel rail
after 20 mins., injectors or fuel pump check valve?
And what about that “mild” fuel smell in cockpit?
A: I sincerely appreciate your searching the
website for other Q&A that might be related to your
circumstance. I can’t tell you how often those of
us on the national tech committee have to respond
to members by referring them back to the website
where they could have found the information themselves.
It’s not that we don’t want to help, it’s just
that members lose time waiting for answers from us
when they can locate the solution they’re looking for
right away and get back to the task at hand.
Assuming there are no obvious fuel leaks, the
smell could be coming from the fuel vapor recovery
system, which includes a small plastic expansion
tank in the c-pillar on the passenger side just above
the fuel filler. Porsche had difficulty with the hose
clamps leading to this tank (made of white plastic
and almost never holds anything but fuel vapor) so
yours may be releasing some hydrocarbons as well.
This tank isn’t easy to get to, but it is possible by removing
the covers and carpeting in the c-pillar area.
You’ll be able to see the connectors after you reveal
the area, and if this is really where the smell is coming
from you’ll know it as you get closer to it.
Bill Burris - PCA WebSite - 10/18/2006
930/911 Turbo/993TT/996TT/GT2 Heat and Ventilation
1986 auxillary heating fan
Q: When should the auxillary heating fan kick in?
My unit seems to come on randomly as it pleases.
A: Are you referring to the fans in the foot wells?
If you have automatic heat in the car, then the fans
should come on when the heat is turned to the higher
settings. Honestly, I have seen a lot of these cars
where the automatic system begins to act up, and
it is a pain to diagnose which part is actually faulty.
There are sensors under the car by the flapper
valve, and interior temp sensor, and the wiring and
control unit between the seats etc. You may want to
check these components out to be sure that they are
working properly. Also check the fuses for the fans
as well, if on or both is blown, then the system can
Chirstian Garibaldi - PCA Website - 3/6/03
Boxster, Cayman (986 & 987) Heat and Ventilation
Q: This morning I turned on the defrost for a minute,
then pressed AUTO to return to normal climate
control. The air started coming out of the regular
upper vents, but never got warm. Also the digital fan
level teetered between two markers. I shut the car
off and restarted it. The fan seemed to make a small
cluttering sound before getting to speed. Any ideas?
A: There is a mixing flap motor located on the
passengers side HVAC unit. When this unit goes bad
it will generally get stuck in the hot or cold position.
The fan speed though would control the volume
of air that would come out of the vents and not on
whether it was cold or hot. Perhaps the noise you
heard was the mixing flap motor clicking and not the
Scott Slauson - PCA WebSite - 4/8/2006
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FOUND: Cayenne keys in Woodmoor To claim, please contact Martin Willis at Porsche of Colorado Springs (219-1911)1982 VW
pickup - 22,000 miles on GTI restoration; pastel green pearl paint; racing seats; call for more info -PRICE REDUCED $6000.00
John Oliphint @ 231-5181 (10)
Porsche 914 - 1972 yellow repaint with a rebuilt 1.7ltr and dual Weber’s, New re-upholstered seats and back pad, Clean clear title,
15” Rivera wheels with great tires, New Autometer white faced gauge, New chrome front and rear bumpers, New dual steal braided
fuel lines with gauge, MSD complete ignition – 6A box, distributor, coil and wires, New Penn shifter a $470.00 value, KYB shocks
front and rear, Fresh oil change 20-50, New front Drilled rotors that need to be installed, Garage queen for the last 10 years, Needs a
little work but has many, many parts and I am willing to help teach and help complete the project, Runs great! Sale price $3,500.00
priced to sell quickly. Manny Talamantes - (915) 276-4400 (10)
Porsche 914 - 1976 white very nice cruiser 2.0ltr with dual carbs, Factory air still intact – Very Rare not working, Factory exhaust
still intact, All interior lights work, Newer radio with electric Hirschman antenna that works, Rare 17” wheels with new Avon P205-
50 R17 tires, Factory points ignition – New Mallory distributor with MDS ignition wires that need to be installed - $275.00 plus $
35.00-Go with car, New window tinting, New rear trunk carpet, New front rubber trunk seal, New rear trunk shock kit, New dual steal
braided fuel lines with gauge, New front drilled rotors, brake pads with new wheel bearings that need to be installed-Go with car, Keys
will work both doors (lock and unlock) – Rare for a 914, Runs great! Fresh oil change 20-50, Clean clear title, Sale price $5,700.00,
wheels are rare, so is the car with A/C and the last year the car was made. This is a very nice cruiser that needs a good garage.
Manny Talamantes - (915) 276-4400 (10)
Available New parts in my garage for either car that need to be installed. Willing let all of these parts go for a combined low price
of $850.00. Either of (the above) cars could be a track car with a little time and energy. Weltmeister 22mm front sway bar - $ 325.00,
Weltmeister 16mm rear sway bar - $ 309.00, Weltmeister bum steer kit - $ 13.95, Front A-Arm bushings - $19.00ea, Adjustable
Coil-overs that will fit new Bilstein rear shocks $199.00 / $170.00 ea shock, Turbo tie rods - $ 119.00, Metal suspension flex fixers
$ 150.00 – need to be welded, Steel braided brake lines - $ 89.00, Kerry Hunter exhaust for a 2.0ltr - $ 275.00 – white car only, Scat
deep sump - $ 90.00, New 15” Rivera wheels and tires can to with either car if they want to keep an original look. Wow! Did I really
spend over $1,500.00 on parts? When you want a 911 you get very desperate. Manny Talamantes - (915) 276-4400 (10)
1974 911 RSR Replica coupe, VIN WP0AA0911BS120071 Sonoco Blue with Silver Carrera graphics. 3.0 SC motor. Built on a
1981 SC chassis. 122,574 miles (no leaks), excellent oil pressure, even at idle. Exterior: body panels in fiberglass from GT Racing,
with the exception of the doors and roof...all painted Sonoco blue with tasteful amounts of carbon fiber showing. H4 Headlights.
Side skirts. Finished with silver Carrera graphics and Clear Bra. Interior: Also in carbon fiber: dash, radio blank, door window sills,
and inside door panels. Door panels have billet aluminum handcrafted door handles. Air conditioning, sun roof, electric mirrors and
windows. Blue/black RSR type interior with blue/black Sparco seats with matching blue Simpson cam loc seat belts (drivers side)
and blue Simpson regular seat belts (passenger side). New blue headliner. Original weight 2900 lbs, now 2520 lbs. Wheels: 9” & 11”
Fuchs wheels with 245 x 40 x 17 front and 275 x 40 x 17 Bridgestone Potenza rears. Sonoco blue powder painted Titanium lug nuts.
A fine example of an RSR with all the comforts. $27,900. n (11)
SHOP/WAREHOUSE North End Downtown Colorado Springs. The unit is 20’ X 60’ deep equaling 1200 square feet of floor
space. There are two 10’ overhead doors to allow very good access to the unit. Zoned C-6. 211 East Polk St., two blocks south of
the intersection of Fillmore and Nevada, directly behind Trivelli’s Sub Shop and Murphys Bar. $650/month, one year lease required.
Available November 10th. Contact Tom Mitchell Porsche Club member 210-8926 (11)
911/930 Turbo, 1987, 450hp Powerhaus Motor, overall condition 9.5 out of 10. Full 3M clear bra. Limited Slip (40%). 12000 miles
on complete Powerhaus engine rebuild. 6000 miles on new clutch. 6000 miles on complete 4 speed gearbox rebuild. Thousands
upon thousands of dollars spent. All receipts and records for work completed. Original window sticker. Beautiful paint (9.9 out of
10). Special built 17” Fuchs with Michelin Pilots with less than 500 miles. Silver/Black full leather. 77k. I can deliver car to you.
Pictures available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org. $36,500. Tom 719/210-8926. Colorado Springs (12)
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